Alantra, our largest shareholder (27%), has been ranked number 11 in Mergermarket’s league table of UK financial advisers.
The report also ranks Alantra number 3 independent UK M&A advisors, behind Rothschild and Lazard – an important recognition for the business which recently strengthened its foothold in the UK following the acquisition of Catalyst Corporate Finance in October. By increasing its footprint in London, one of the most important global financial hubs, Alantra benefits from greater reach into the financial investor community and access to a wider pool of talent.
This follows a trend towards independent advisors gaining increased presence in global M&A, especially in large transactions. According to Mergermarket’s ranking of the top 20 global M&A advisors, the number of transactions advised on by independent advisors has doubled in the last 5 years. The data shows that of the 1,645 total number of deals executed in 2016, independent advisers worked on 34% of these, compared with just 17% in 2011.